Mediation is a service provided by the courts that allows litigants to solve their disputes without having to go to trial. Mediation is used in our Family and Juvenile divisions of the Circuit Court and in the Civil division of the County Court.
A judge will order parties to mediate issues. A mediation proceeding is conducted in an informal, non-adversarial atmosphere with mediators who serve as a neutral third party. Mediators encourage discussion between the two parties in an attempt to have the parties reach an agreement. This setting allows the parties to decide the result of their case. Parties are never forced to accept the agreement before them. If an offer is not mutually agreed upon, the mediator will declare an impasse and report the results back to the court.
Miami-Dade County Courts provide in-house mediation services in Family, Juvenile Dependency, and County Court cases (including Landlord Tenant, Small Claims and Other Count Civil matters). Please refer to these links for specific information about mediation in your particular type of case.
For further information about Mediation, please contact:
Dade County Courthouse, Room 1801
73 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130
Phone: (305) 349-7328
Fax: (305) 349-7342
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding court holidays